Peace, Love, Cupcakes
Sunday, October 10th, 33 Valley bakers are competing to see who has the fairest cupcake of them all in the first Cupcake Love-In at the Hotel Valley Ho.
The professional competition is just one part of the 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. event.
There’s a cupcake eating contest, too, and a raffle with tons of great prizes.
Sample cupcakes from local bakeries, cupcakeries, restaurants and pastry chefs.
Bring the kids (free for children under 6), and let them decorate cupcakes.
Cupcake Love-In co-founders, professional pastry chefs Tracey Dempsey (Tracey Dempsey Originals) and Kelly Garcia (Butter & Me) are organizing the event to raise money for two charities: Singleton Moms, a non-profit organization that helps single mothers who are battling cancer, and Safe Haven for Animals, a no-kill non-profit shelter in Phoenix.
We caught up with Chef Garcia and asked her how things were coming along:
“I am most excited about seeing the whole event come together really. It’s been a lot of work, but a lot of fun at the same time. I’m so proud of our team and humbled by how our community has been behind us on this, from our sponsors, participants and volunteers, to our raffle & door prize donors and, of course, the attendees. I will be so happy to give our chosen charities the [donation] checks at the end. They really deserve it!”
So, dig out the coins trapped in your seat cushions (tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door) and head over to the retro Valley Ho on 10.10.10 to indulge in a day of cupcake fun while supporting two great causes.
Oh, and I’ll be one of the judges in the professional cupcake competition.
Can you dig it? Hope to see you there.
Hotel Valley Ho
6850 East Main Street
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
10.10.10, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.